Over the weekend I upgraded Crucible, our code review tool, to the 0.9 release. Looks like it’s nearing 1.0 readiness. When I upgraded it on Saturday night I noticed they fixed an annoying bug where you couldn’t just delete a review. We had a few test reviews in the system that we wanted to delete since we were just showing people how it worked.
Deleting away I realized we’ve been doing less reviews over the past two months or so. Code reviews are not exactly your stickiest developer practice without some coaxing. It also makes a good point why pair programming especially with rotating pairs can be a really effective way to actually have a high level of code review. Since pairing is still very optional in our shop we’ll be using Crucible for a long time to come.